In a true democracy laws are passed by the people in a direct vote.
The greatest historical example of a true democracy was the
City State of Athens.
There the citizens would gather in the Agora and debate anything and everything.
Sometimes the debate ended up with the enaction of laws, most times it did not.
But what we read about Athens is that the debate was always vigorous, even
In our country we are a democratic Republic. We elect representatives who
debate anything and everything in their respective legislative chambers.
But, from time to time in our Nation's history the system tends to break down.
Such a time has occurred during the past eight years.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans in Congress have been infected with the virus of
greed and lust for power.
Many of them have lost touch with middle America and have fallen under the
influence of fringe groups of extremists.
In such a time the average American feels constrained to put the emphasis on
and to begin to employ some of the direct participation in public affairs which
characterizes true democracies.
Hence, we have 'tea parties' and town hall meetings that exhibit a high level of passion on the part of some of the participants.
Obamacrats, who have always supported 'in-your-face' political action when they were out of power now deplore such conduct because it threatens their agenda.
Republicans, especially the traditional country club type of Republican, are
embarrassed by such behavior.
Here is what Mike Volpe has to say on the subject over on his Blog
- Leo Rugiens
There's been plenty of chatter about the town hall confrontations.
Many so called intellectual pundits
have proclaimed that the folks at these town hall debates
need to behave themselves better.
Those include conservatives like Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer.
I've even hinted that they should behave more civilly.
Yet, I've come to the realization that civility and Demcracy are not two peas and a pod.
Sure, in a perfect world, we'd like people to come to a town hall and act civilly.
This is not a perfect world.
The people at town halls are not slick politicians, diplomats, and executives.
They are simply voters with a lot on their mind.
This is probably the first time they've come this close to their elected official.
They're certainly nervous, angry, and even scared.
Town halls are the perfect extension of our democracy,
and yet, democracy was never meant to be civil.
I doubt very much that the Constitutional convention
was full of the founding fathers speaking softly, quietly and civilly to each other.
So, to all those that claim that the attendees need to behave better I say
the eleventh commandment thou shalt not shout...does not exist.
I believe that what we are witnessing is the 21st century citizen revolt.
So, to all those that think the town halls are not civil enough
keep in mind how most revolutions ended.
Many revolutions ended with the leader's heads winding up on platters.
In this revolution, the heads are only winding up on platters figuratively not literally.
Arlen Specter, John Dingell, and Claire McCaskill
are just some of the politicians that have been dressed down by their voters.
What we're witnessing at these town halls is the total rejection of our government.
Now, to all those that proclaim that none of this happened under the Republicans, it did.
The Republicans got voted out of office.
The Democrats promised better and they've delivered even worse.
So, the voters aren't waiting until the next election to revolt.
They are revolting right now.
They frankly had it with both parties.
They've had it with the whole thing
and they aren't going to stop until there's a wholesale change in the manner of governance.
These town hall confrontations started as anger over health care.
They have evolved int anger over and entire domestic agenda.
They are now growing into a full 21st century citizen revolt.
The people want their government back
and they're going to get into the face of their politicians until their message is clear.
BARRY SOETORO aka BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
He is not eligible to be
President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact REGARDLESS of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not eligible
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
AT THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH
as required by the Constitution.
His father, who did not live in the United States for more than a couple of years, was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of Barack’s birth and afterwards, AND further, as Barack himself admitted on his website during the 2008 campaign, Barack was therefore born SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Here is a direct quote from Obama's "Fight the Smears/Fact Check" 2008 website:
‘When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…’ “
The FACT that he was not born of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS is all that matters. The question of his birth certificate is a distraction (a distraction fostered by Obama’s supporters?) that ought not to occupy our time and resources.
Also, it is possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all through his mother if he was born in Kenya, as three witnesses have testified. The reason is because his mother could not pass her US citizenship on to her son because she did not live continuously in the United States for five full years after her fourteenth birthday as required by the US immigration law in effect during that period of time.
Check it out:
Also, an excellent introductory primer on Obama Presiidential Eligibility is to be found at:
His usurpation can only be corrected (1) by Congress through his Impeachment and Removal [something which will never happen in a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid], or (2) it can be
corrected by his resignation, which could happen if the public presssure on him to resign becomes great enough, or (3) by his removal by the United States Supreme Court affirming a Quo Warranto decision of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia [which process Attorney General Eric Holder would never allow to even begin] or (4) by an amendment to the Constitution,
which will never happen because that again would require the agreement of a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid.
HERE IS THE QUESTION WHICH EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD BE ASKING HIS OR HER CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS
“During the 2008 election, then Senator Obama published a statement at his website which said that his birth status was ‘governed’ by the British Nationality Act of 1948. Can you please tell me, and the American people, how a person governed - at birth - by British law, can be a natural born citizen of the United States and thus constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States?”
- Leo Rugiens